Florida Democratic Congresswoman Kathy Castor has broken ranks with her fellow Florida Congressional Democrats by proposing that the U.S. embargo to Cuba be lifted.
DNC Chair and Congresswoman Wasserman Schultz, who has been one of the most outspoken proponents of the embargo, along with other Democrats, Rep. Frederica Wilson, Senator Bob Menendez, Rep. Ted Deutsch, and freshman Congressman Joe Garcia, is probably not too happy with her colleague’s statement on what is considered to be one of Wasserman Schultz’s ‘bread and butter’ issues.
A few weeks back, the Cuba-Democracy PAC held its annual fund-raising luncheon in Miami, Florida, where politicos and politicians put their party politics aside, in an effort to show their united support for a "free Cuba." In attendance to the pro-embargo, anti-Castro event were Senator Menendez and Rep. Joe Garcia, as well as Republican Senators Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, and Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart.
“It is time for the U.S. to modernize its relationship with Cuba, lift the embargo and end restrictions on American’s rights to travel to Cuba”- Rep. Kathy Castor(D-FL)
JG: Jewish American Princess Wasserman-Sultz is one who hates Communists and Socialists. She would have been welcomed in Hitler's Nazi Party, if she had lived back then. She would have avoided the ovens. She is a disgusting person. Makes you want to throw up.
JG: And here is the coverage by the Tampa Bay Business Journal:
Mar 27, 2013, 7:19am EDT
Florida Congresswoman Castor reveals support for ending Cuban embargo
- Jane Meinhardt
- Staff Writer- Tampa Bay Business Journal
The Tampa Democrat voiced those thoughts and made history by becoming the first Florida member of Congress to publicly support lifting the embargo when she made a speech March 22 at an evening reception at Mise en Place for the Rapprochement With Cuba conference.
“It is time for the U.S. to modernize its relationship with Cuba, lift the embargo and end restrictions on American’s rights to travel to Cuba,” Castor said in an exclusive statement to the Tampa Bay Business Journal.
Florida’s members of Congress, particularly those representing South Florida, have for years been staunch, vocal supporters of the Cuban embargo.
The embargo, instituted about 51 years ago, imposes economic sanctions, restrictions on travel to the island and prohibits — with a few exceptions — trade and business with Cuba.